Who’s who and What’s what?
So Lucasfilm has finally started the production on the Han Solo film, and the first cast pic has been revealed as well. However, it’s still kind of fuzzy who’s who in this film, so I’m here to clear things up a bit.
The film will explore Han and Chewbacca’s adventures before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, and they will encounter another rogue from the galaxy- Lando Calrissian. The image above shows that actor Alden Enrenreich will have the most ’70s hairstyle similar to Harrison Ford’s early days. Also, Donald Glover is sporting a very Billy Dee Williams look. Joonas Suotamo is here as Chewbacca, a role he shared with Peter Mayhew in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Obvious aside, Woody Harrelson is here playing Han’s mentor, most likely a Star Wars Extended Universe character similar to Garris Shrike. It’s unclear who Emilia Clarke or Phoebe Waller-Bridge are playing, but it’s confirmed that Waller-Bridge is going to be motion-captured, so it’s a possibility she will be a droid or alien. It’s rumored that Clarke will be Dr. Aphra, a new and popular character in the current Star Wars comic run. Actress that’s clearly missing here is Thandie Newton, and we’re hoping she will maybe play Sanna Starros, Han’s fake wife who’s also very popular right now in the current Star Wars comics. However, since she’s not in this cast photo, it’s possible that she will only have a small role in the film.
The Han Solo film is set to release on May 25th, 2018.